Blood Sugar: 9 Symptoms Of High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar - hyperglycemia - is a condition that occurs when the amount of glucose in your blood becomes excessive. This means the level of sugar in the blood is higher than 11.1 mmol/l or 200 mg/dl.

The American Diabetes Association defines an individual to be slightly hyperglycemic when their blood sugar level consistently ranges between 5.6 to 7 mmol/l or 100 to 126 mg/dl. Individuals can be considered to have diabetes when their blood sugar levels are consistently above 7 mmol/l or 126 mg/dl.

Diabetic patients are the crowd who have a high incidence of high blood sugar. Diabetes mellitus refers to metabolic disorders with high blood sugar levels for a prolonged duration. Diabetes can be divided into three main types: type 1 diabetes - commonly seen among young kids, type 2 diabetes - occurring when there is insulin resistance, and gestational diabetes.

High blood sugar occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin. Chronic high blood sugar levels can cause complications like noticeable organ damage. Luckily, high blood sugar does have some warning signs. Keep an eye for the 9 early symptoms of high blood sugar, and talk to your doctor if necessary.

High Blood Sugar Symptom #1: Fatigue

Fatigue refers to a gradual feeling of tiredness. There are two types of fatigue: physical and mental fatigue. Physical fatigue means the transient inability of muscles to execute their peak physical performance. Mental fatigue refers to a temporary inability to achieve maximum cognitive performance.

Fatigue is a common symptom that can be seen in many conditions such as overworking, mental stress, inadequate sleep, nutritional deficiency, and other diseases. Fatigue can also be a non-specific sign of high blood sugar. It's important to get any fatigue checked out if it doesn't go away with adequate rest.


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